Tapanappa Whalebone Vineyard Cabernet Shiraz 2019


A great Aussie classic blend meets a Goldilocks kind of vintage – not too hot, not too cold – and the result is one mighty delicious wine. Bounces in ripe fruit highlighting the beauty of both grapes in black plum, black berries, cherry, violets, oregano, baking spices and graphite. To taste it’s smooth, fine-edged and, typical to past vintages, it remains medium bodied, floral, warm and super inviting. Oak remains a quiet layer that binds, a masterclass in persuasive support for some superlative fruit. The two grapes blend and bind seamlessly, no great division of labour here to be seen. Tannins are relatively supple and have a role in providing structure while bending to the power of the fruit. Simply irresistible.